In the Blood

In the Blood

Book - 2014
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"Lana Granger lives a life of lies. She has told so many lies about where she comes from and who she is that the truth is like a cloudy nightmare she can't quite recall. About to graduate from college and with her trust fund almost tapped out, she takes a job babysitting a troubled boy named Luke. Expelled from schools all over the country, the manipulative young Luke is accustomed to controlling the people in his life. But, in Lana, he may have met his match. Or has Lana met hers? When Lana's closest friend, Beck, mysteriously disappears, Lana resumes her lying ways - to friends, to the police, to herself. The police have a lot of questions for Lana when the story about her whereabouts the night Beck disappeared doesn't jibe with eyewitness accounts. Lana will do anything to hide the truth, but it might not be enough to keep her ominous secrets buried: someone else knows about Lana's lies. And he's dying to tell."--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition: 1st Touchstone hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781451691177
Call Number: MYSTERY
Characteristics: 342 p. ; 24 cm
Subjects: Murder -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Mental illness -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
New York (State) -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction
Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)


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Aug 10, 2020

Lies, mental illness, missing person, murder - quite a ride!

JCLPiepieB Oct 30, 2019

Lisa Unger hardly ever disappoints, and I think this is one of her best. Suspense, thrills, second-guessing, creepy kid(s) ... this novel kept me on the edge of my seat and kept me enthralled in the world of The Hollows.

Mar 23, 2017

Story about insecure babysitter and sinister boy she cares for. Not suspenseful for me.

Jul 17, 2016

This was a humdinger of a mystery and I devoured it in one day. I definitely recommend it and I'm so glad I discovered this author--thanks to the person who reviewed her other works and gave me a new list of books to read!

Mar 23, 2015

I have always found that books or movies with creepy kids in them give me the chills. This book was no exception. In the Blood is suspenseful, disturbing, and gripping. I had a difficult time knowing who was going to rise above evil and who was going to fall. I was trusting, throughout the novel, that some characters would come out okay. The ending was a bit convoluted, but overall this was a great read.

Sep 08, 2014

Binge read this in a day, soo good! Plot twists galore that keep you guessing to the end!

Katjira Jul 02, 2014

This is the first Lisa Unger book that I have read and I truly enjoyed it. In fact I binge-read it pretty much in an afternoon! I had guessed the outcome fairly early on, but it was one of those stories that kept me second-guessing myself, so I just had to finish it! The main character was wonderful - I loved the honesty about inner thoughts and feelings. The plot was interesting and compelling. Looking forward to enjoying another of her books!

Jun 17, 2014

Great psychological mystery about a girl who lives a life of lies to protect herself. There are lots of twists and turns as you learn the truth and the ending is a surprise I didn't see coming.

karcoldelharvic5 May 08, 2014

Twists and turns. Some unexpected. Good read

May 08, 2014

great psychological thriller; lots of unexpected twists. Started reading this book, and thought I knew where it was going after the first chapter, but actually did not, and was hooked.

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Jun 17, 2014

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Jul 26, 2014

Lana Granger lives a life of lies, mostly to survive her past. She takes a job babysitting Luke, who plays games with her. Beck, her best friend disappears and Lana is the last to see her. Her lies continue as she investigates her friend's disappearance. She learns the truth about Luke and his mother and reveal truths of her own.


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